There are seasons for lying on your back in the snow.
There are times you've skied downhill on your cross country skis longer than you realized, and it ends up being a time to lie on your back in the snow. A gentle landing. The snow feels cool, soft, and good, so maybe it's time to enjoy the perspective change.
In rest you shall be saved
God plans perspective changes and their timing.
If you try to lie on your back on the grass in the summer, you might end up as the final destination in an ant parade. Or, you might be lying in a place where your dog just pee'ed. Aak!
Conversely, a good thing about snow is that you can see what's Pure. Clean. Lovely. It's good that God stops us to rest.
Yes, lying on your back in the snow, you get a completely different perspective. Looking up, you can see how God makes everything beautiful. One cold flake by another perfect flake, coating the world and making it new. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Sometimes the sun starts to melt the snow from the branches, and a big clump of wet snow falls down on your head. You laugh and laugh. You could be angry. But, it is better to laugh.
Sometimes, it seems other things would be more fun than resting. But you were unwilling, and you said, "No! We will flee upon horses!" Isaiah 30:16
It looks more exciting to get up - run, play, and frolic in the snow!
Other times, it seems it would be fun to make a difference in the world!
To build something!
But, In quietness and in trust shall be your strength.
It would be so fun to soar!
God still knows when we need rest.
Blessed are all those who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18
We will still soar, and in His power, we'll soar even higher, on wings like eagles.
While the earth waits for the spring,
and families wait for the busy seasons of soccer, baseball, and outdoor activities galore,
the winter is a time to rest.
A time to lie in the snow and look up at what's going on above.
God is in the resting and the waiting,
and the season of resting and waiting is a gift to us every year,
until it's time to stand and to walk again.
Your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, "This is the way, walk in it." when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:20
In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength.